DIY soaps are a great idea for valentines for St. Valentine’s days. These Cedarwood and almond soaps smell so earthly and rich. The smell is amazing but these soaps are not only rich and luxurious in smell they are also great for the skin. The antioxidants from the cocoa butter, the moisturizers from the sweet almond oil and the calming aroma of the cedarwood make these soaps a gem anyone will be happy to have.
Gather the materials
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- 4 oz melt and pour goat’s milk soap base
- 4 oz melt and pour shea butter soap base
- 1/2 oz of cocoa butter
- 1 oz sweet almond oil
- 5 drops Cedarwood essential oil (buy it here)
- almond crème fragrance (optional)
- silicone molds
How to make cedarwood and almond melt and pour soap
With the melt and pour process, it is simple to make your favorite soap with any combination of fragrances and essential oils. The first step is to cut the melt and pour base in smaller squares and melt it. Combine the base soap with the cocoa butter in a glass bowl or measuring cup and place in a double boiler or the microwave to melt. If using the microwave set for 15 seconds at a time until fully melted. Mix well the melted base soap with the melted cocoa butter as these may be separated.
Allow for a minute or two for the base soap and cocoa butter to cool and pour the almond oil and the essential oil and fragrance if using. Mix well with a wood stick to make sure the oils are fully incorporated.
Pour the mix in your favorite soap molds. I used these square ones because of the stamp of 100% hand made. I have not found ones that state made with love yet (hopefully soon, then those will be my favorite). Allow to fully harden for a few minutes before removing from the molds.
After removing the cedarwood and almond soaps from the molds these are ready to use.
A few simple steps and a great gift for friends and family for St. Valentine’s day
I decided to make a fun wrap for the soaps using some scrapbooking paper and embroidery floss for St. Valentine’s day. I made small envelopes out of a 4×4 inch scrapbooking paper folding the three sides and simple tag with a nice stamp. To finish off the valentine’s decoration I used a pink embroidery floss and wrapped around the small envelope and voila, nicely decorated and amazing smelling soaps gifts.
These soaps are a great St. Valentine’s gift for this year.
I hope you like them as much as I do.
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